How Lars Eller changed the way that he skates


Lars Eller has been with the Capitals for four seasons. At 30-years-old, he's comfortable and effective on the ice. But as with most things, there's always room for improvement.

Eller decided that improvement could come from his skating technique. He told the Washington Post that during the offseason, he worked with local skating coach Wendy Marco who helped him to tweak his skating.

"I was looking to ways to improve my skating because I still think there's room for me to improve," Eller said on The Sports Junkies Tuesday, elaborating on the article.

Eller said that Marco has been working with local hockey players for the past couple of decades, including some previous Capitals players whom he did not name. Through word of mouth, it's known that Marco is the one to go to for tips and tricks to improve skating.

"You get to a point in your career where, you know now I'm 30, and you're probably not gonna get a lot stronger but you're gonna get wiser, more experienced, but there's still things in your game you can keep working on to gain another advantage or get better and I think for me, the skating part is an easy one to improve a little bit in the offseason if you put the time in," Eller said.

Since changing his skating technique in the offseason, Eller has 11 points so far this season with five goals and six assists.